Air Hostess Falls Out Of Plane

Gladys Abbott
October 16, 2018

Debt-laden Air India has been hit by a string of technical glitches and other embarrassing incidents, including staff turning up late for flights, over the years.

"She is receiving treatment in hospital. Air India is enquiring into the incident", the airline added. The flight was to depart for Delhi at 7 am from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

"In an unfortunate incident, one of our cabin crew (member), Harsha Lobo, fell down on the tarmac from the Boeing-777 aircraft door while closing it", the airline said in a statement. "She is being treated under Dr. Prakash M. Doshi, Director of Orthopedics and Traumatology, and is now under observation", the statement added.

According to officials in Nanavati Super speciality hospital, the air hostess is undergoing a series of tests.

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The state carrier last week grounded two pilots after one of its jets carrying 136 people hit an airport perimeter wall on take-off and then flew for nearly four hours with a damaged body before landing safely.

Exact details of how the incident occurred were not immediately clear with conflicting reports saying the aircraft had hit the "safety wall" during take-off and some reports saying it happened prior to take-off.

"More parts of the aircraft could have come off had it continued to cruise for a bit longer, endangering the lives of passengers", VK Kukar, a former Air India Pilot, told the Indian newspaper. As per reports, the injured Air India air hostess has been identified as 53-year-old Harsha Lobo. The Times of India reported that there was some damage to the belly of the aircraft but after some time on the ground it was able to resume operations.

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